Name: Ryan Junk
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Howdy. I hate saying howdy. I picked it up because I live, technically, in The South. But I'm a yankee at heart. Still, the howdy thing. I develop things for Windows. I'm not proud, but it puts food on the table. They're things that run steel mills, which makes them totally uninteresting to me, but the whole food thing. Sigh. Visual Basic really is as awful as they say. The highlight of my day is when I get to do web apps in Cold Fusion. Which is another product which is just as evil as they say. At home, I use a Mac. Stop snickering. I dig on the various free Unices, but don't use any of them regularly. Someday, in my dreams, I'd like to be a member of some "software development community" or some such, but really I'm just a software whore. I love perl. It makes me go all tingly. I even like C++, sometimes. I'd like to do shit that means something to *me* but maybe when I grow up. And I dig games. So if anybody out there needs some help with some "real " coding, please save me from myself.

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Aiming at the first diary post of the Real Millennium. I wonder what time zone the server counts in. At any rate, it's awfully sad that I'm doing this, but then, it's been an awfully sad holiday.

Better luck next year, and Happy New Year, to them what cares.

This whole thing is becoming very self-referential. ian shouts me out in his little diary, so I feel compelled to do the same. :) Not much going on in my life as a 1337 c0d3r d00d. Might get to do some Palm OS coding, which is at least interesting if not creative and/or fulfilling. Might be some more web stuff in the future as well. Have to go to some big meeting wherein bigwigs read an RFP. I've been told I can't ask any questions about new features I might come up with, because our competitors might steal them. Sounds like bullshit to me.

A lot of "industry" stuff sounds like bullshit to me. I guess that makes me naive, but there it is. I mean, who gives a shit about all that? People who want money I suppose. That's the ringer. Ian says we should do web development and that we could, feasibly even, cut it on our own. But there's this whole business aspect of it that scares me. It just doesn't go with the tech, y'know? I want to create things and make them go. I don't want to keep everything a secret so that nobody will steal it. I almost feel like I can understand RMS. For just a fleeting second.

I should be writing more JunkMail.

Never done this before. But my good pal Ian loves to do it, and I'm working with him currently, so I feel almost that I should. Symmetry, dig? I'm working on this project, lots of nice meaty perl stuff. I've never really done any hardcore perl, at least not that anybody's actually used for anything, so I'm a bit scared. But not really. Hey, maybe it'll snowball. Got 9 hours sleep last night and turned more tired than ever. Which ended up reminding me that having an SO ain't all it's cracked up to be, sometimes. Anyway, sleep.


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